Wednesday, June 27

A Little of This, A Little of That

Well, it seems that the hot weather has kept my crocheting to a minimum and so there aren't all that many things to show with this post. I'm working slowly on finishing up a scrap project I started over a year ago. A granny square afghan that I had been collecting squares for is finally coming together. I finished up the squares necessary, then started edging and joining and am at this point with it now:

I have seven more squares to add on and then I'm making center medallions for those holey spots you see in the picture, in pink. Will edge with the pink and then finish a trim row in the soft white. I hope it turns out to be as pretty as I think it will be.

Another scrap project I finished but am not nearly as pleased with is this purse. I'm not sure if it's because what I had envisioned for the project had to be modified due to running out of the fancy yarn I used or if it simply just isn't what I wanted at all but I consider this one of my failed projects (I'm sure there will be many of those in my future). Not sure yet what I'll do with the thing but for now it's going into my finished projects box.

On a sunnier note, here's a picture of a project I started yesterday. This is going to be a shrug once it's complete. I love the boucle yarn that is used for the project and working with it isn't all that bad, probably because I'm using such a large hook which makes it easier to get through the yarn. I really am pleased with this one so far though and hope that it turns out as nice in the finish as I think it is going to at this point.

Here is a close up of the project so you can see the yarn. Now isn't that pretty?

I hope you are all finding creative ways to beat the heat, and enjoying your summer. Till next time, happy crocheting!

Wednesday, June 13

Summertime has hit without regard to my crochet plans. My a/c unit is out and so I've been living with the heat which until now has been surprisingly low in humidity. Anyone who lives in this area knows that humidity is perpetually high but for some reason it's been relatively low. Until this week that is. Tomorrow temps will hit the 90's and the humidity is going up the scale and without a/c I'm sure I'll be a wet sticky mess around 6 p.m. each evening through the rest of this week. Ugh!

I've been crocheting but not producing. Working on using scraps up at this point and I've a surprise project that I can't show or speak about yet. Not until it's complete. This has been my major project for the last two weeks and when I get finished I'll post pictures. Outside of this project I've done very little other crochet. Made a cute little bookmark, freeform out of scrap yarn and have plans on using up other scraps in this same manner. Just not working on anything prolifically at this point.

A quick picture of the bookmark for you all:Now isn't that cute? I started with the white "flower" in the center, found in my box of scrap yarn, then used other scraps and even a bead making it.

I've been adding links to my HQ page and have now reached the landmark of 2nd place on the site's listings for most number of links. I have a long way to go before I hit number 1 however.